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Public Employees' Benefit Board Meeting Minutes
April 21, 2009
 
Public Employees’ Benefit Board
Tues., April 21, 2009, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
DAS General Services Building
1225 Ferry St SE, Salem, OR
                                           
Minutes
APPROVED 05/19/09
NOTE:  Time codes for the video stream (x:xx:xx) are provided at the beginning of each section.
              Please refer to the recorded video stream of this meeting for additional details.
 
 
Board Members Present
Sue Nelson, Chair
Rich Peppers, Vice-Chair
Peter Callero
Rocky King
Diane Lovell
Bret West
Paul McKenna
Jeanene Smith
PEBB Staff Present
Wendy Edwards
Lydia Lissman
Joan Kapowich
Bobbie Barott
Ingrid Norberg
Chérie Taylor
Margaret Smith-Isa
Chelsea Hollingsworth
Guests Present
Jean Poling, Kaiser
Diana McMillan-Skutack, BHS
Diana Jones, Regence
Tricia Vakknen, Regence
Renee McDonald, Regence
Deborah Trembley, ODOJ
Denise Yunker, OUS
Megan Myrick, Willamette Dental
Brad Garrigues, Providence
Sally Hill, Providence
Kristina Herron, Providence
Barbara Christensen, Providence
Michael White, Providence
Cynthia Platanov, ODS
Rob Sumner, Regence
Bart McMullan, Regence
Mohan Nair, Regence
Linda Burgin, SEIU 503
Consultants Present
Mikel Gray, Mercer
Ralph Trieselmann, Mercer (via phone bridge)
Hans Leitzinger, Mercer
Agenda
Welcome/Approval of Minutes: March 17, 2009
Administrator Updates/Agenda Review
2010 Medical Self-Insured ASO Renewal Overview
2010 Administrative Fee and Consultant Commission
Next Steps for Evidence Plan Design
Public Comment
Review of Renewal Responses for Administration
of the PEBB Statewide Self-Insured PPO Plan
Plan Design Options
 
 
 
 
 
0:59 
 
1:13 
 
 
Welcome and Approval of Minutes (info/action: Bdattach.1)
Upon opening the meeting, Chair Nelson called for a motion to approve the Board’s March 17, 2009 Minutes. Peter Callero moved to approve the minutes and Bret West seconded his motion.
 
Action: The Board unanimously approved its March 17, 2009 minutes.
 
Administrator Updates
The Board heard brief updates from Administrator Joan Kapowich regarding bills having fiscal impact on PEBB operations, including HB 2009 (Health Authority) and 2957 (supplemental insurance), and SB 455 (evidence-based guidelines).
 
9:312010 Medical Self-Insured ASO Renewal Overview (info/discussion: Bdattach.2)
 
Joan Kapowich, Wendy Edwards, with Mercer consultants Mikel Gray, Hans Leitzinger and Ralph Trieselmann, reviewed the renewal process and timelines for selection of the PEBB administrator for the statewide self-insured PPO plan for 2010 for the Board. The presentation included an overview of the renewal components requested during each phase of the process.
 
17:12 
 
 
 
 
 
29:19
2010 Administrative Fee and Consultant Commission (info/discussion/action: Bdattach.5)
Wendy Edwards presented recommendations for the PEBB administrative fee and consultant commission for plan year 2010. Vice Chair Peppers moved to adopt staff’s recommendations and his motion was seconded by Diane Lovell.
 
Action: The Board unanimously approved Staff’s recommendations for the PEBB administrative fee and consultant commission for plan year 2010.
 
30:03Next Steps for Evidence Plan Design (info/discussion)
Joan Kapowich discussed the next steps for evidence-based plan design changes. Upon further discussion, the Board decided to convene a meeting of the Evidence-Based Plan Design Subcommittee to review current outlooks on such benefit design.
 
35:41Public Comment
None.
 
37:48 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2:59:59 
 
3:19:03 
Review of Renewal Responses for Administration of the PEBB Statewide Self-Insured PPO Plan  (info/discussion/action: Bdattach.3)
 
Wendy Edwards and Mercer consultants Mikel Gray, Hans Leitzinger and Ralph Trieselmann continue the renewal discussion with a report from Mercer on the Providence and Regence responses to the self-funded renewal request. The report included the consultant analysis of administrative cost, comparison of administrative strengths and an assessment of ability to make measureable progress on the Board’s Vision.  PEBB consultants provided a recommendation, including the rationale supporting the recommendation. Bret West moved to approve Recommendation #1, accepting a two-year ASO guarantee. Diane Lovell seconded Mr. West’s motion. Bret West made a motion to approved selection of Providence Health Plan’s ASO proposal for a 2010-11 PEBB Statewide PPO. Mr. West’s motion was seconded by Diane Lovell.
 
Action: The Board unanimously passed Recommendation #1, accepting a two-year ASO rate guarantee.
 
Action: The Board voted 4-3 in favor of Recommendation #2, accepting Providence Health Plan’s ASO proposal for a 2010-11 PEBB Statewide Self-Insured PPO.
 
3:25:52 
 
 
 
3:39:57 
Plan Design Options (info/discussion/action: Bdattach.4)
Mercer Consultants Mikel Gray and Hans Leitzinger presented plan design options related to cost and quality. The Board discussed the options and priorities for possible future implementation.
 
Action: The Board postponed further discussion on this item until such time that a more comprehensive discussion could occur.
 
 
Adjourn